Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fall 2010 Elections - #1647 - Michael Barone - A 70 Seat Tsunami? - Washington Examiner

That’s the projection of Republican new media maven Patrick Ruffini. Lest you write off his projection that a 70-seat Republican gain (which would leave Republicans with a 248-187 majority, larger than any they have won since 1928) keep in mind that Ruffini was one of the very first to predict that Marco Rubio could become the leader in the Florida Senate race and that Scott Brown had a very real chance to win in Massachusetts.  Read more.....

Why 2020 Won't Be Like 1994 (It'll Be Bigger - Patrick Ruffini - The Next Right - I might be setting myself for a healthy serving of crow on November 3rd, but I get a distinct feeling that the GOP may be headed toward to a seat gain in the House of epic proportions -- somewhere over 50 seats and well above the historical high point for recent wave elections (the 50-55 seats we experienced in elections like 1946 and 1994). All in all, I don't think a 70 seat gain is out of the question. I'll admit that a lot of this is prediction is pure gut. I probably sounded crazy when I said Marco Rubio kinda had a shot against Crist a year ago, and that Scott Brown kinda had a shot against Coakley, but if anything I wished I'd been even bolder in those predictions given the roller-coaster volatility of this political environment. Read more of his in depth analysis that was mentioned in the previous article.  

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